East Lansing – After another 11-win season, Michigan State's football assistants are all getting raises once again.
And it helped that defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi and his more than $900,000 salary left to become the head coach at Pittsburgh. In fact, even with the staff all getting pay increases, the total of $2,925,005 in assistant coaching salaries is just $5 more than last season, according to numbers provided by Michigan State.
Dave Warner, the co-offensive coordinator and running backs coach who calls the plays on Saturdays, is now the highest paid Michigan State assistant at $387,230. He received a raise of $37,230 after making $350,000 last season.
Warner helped lead an offense that set school records for points and yardage in a season and ranked among the best in the nation in many offensive categories.
Jim Bollman, the other co-offensive coordinator, saw his salary go from $340,000 to $378,230. It's the same amount as co-defensive coordinators Harlon Barnett and Mike Tressel, who each got the biggest raises of $138,240 after making $240,000 last season.
Quarterbacks coach Brad Salem and offensive line coach Mark Staten got equal raises of $51,155, taking their salaries from $235,000 to $286,155. Defensive line coach Ron Burton, receivers coach Terry Samuel and new defensive assistant Mark Snyder all will make $276,925.
Burton and Samuel received raises of $51,925 from $225,000 in base pay, while Snyder, according to reports, made $700,000 as defensive coordinator at Texas A&M last season.